10/21/10 Grade: 3
Lia Flammino Subject: Language Arts
Story Writing: Rewriting The Cat in the Hat
R3.A.1.5.1: Summarize the key details and events of a fictional text as a whole
R3.A.2.3.1: Make inferences and/or draw conclusions based on information from text.
1.4.3.A: Write poems and stories. Include detailed descriptions of people, places, and things. Include literary elements.

Point of View

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1. To show the different aspects that make up a story
2. Improve students ability to identify parts of a story
3. Improve students ability to write stories
Teacher Objectives-
Students should be able to:
1. Identify characters, setting, plot, conflict, resolution, point of view, and narrator in a story
2. Rewrite The Cat in the Hat from a different point of view by making inferences and drawing conclusions about the characters
3. Rewrite The Cat in the Hat including description of characters, setting, brief summary of plot/main ideas, conflict and resolution

1. Copy of The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
2. Chalk and chalk board
3. Paper and pencils for students
4. Markers/crayons/colored pencils
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1. Read The Cat in the Hat as a class

2. Lesson Progression-

1. As a class make a list of characters- include a brief description, be sure to label the boy as the narrator
2. Discuss Setting- Write on board
3.Discuss Conflict/Resolution- Write on board

3. Guided Practice-

1. Reiterate that the boy is the narrator, story is told from his point of view
2. Suggest how the story would be different if a different character was the narrator
3. Give examples and allow students to think of and share examples

4. Student Practice-

1. Students will choose either The Cat in the Hat, The Fish, or Thing One/Two to be the narrator of their story.
2.Students will briefly summarize the events of the story from that characters point of view, and include description of characters, setting, conflict and resolution
3. Students will draw an illustration to accompany their story

5. Learner Accommodations-


6. Assessment-

1. Teacher will circulate the room as students work independently, and assist students when needed
2. Teacher will evaluate student stories to see that they included relevant characters, setting, plot, conflict and resolution
3. Student version of the story should be told from one consistent point of view that reflects the characteristics of their narrator

7. Lesson Closure-

1. Students will share their story with a partner
2. Students who wish to can share their story with the class
3. Hang student stories and illustrations in the classroom
Measuring Student Progress-

Revised story will be graded used rubric.


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